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Tish (1942)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 28 April 1943 (Mexico)
Letitia "Tish" Carberry, an eccentric New England spinster, lives with her nephew, Charlie Sands, and her two cronies, Aggie Pilkington and Lizzie Wilkins, live in a near-by boarding house.... See full summary »

Director:

S. Sylvan Simon

Writers:

Mary Roberts Rinehart (founded in part on stories by), Annalee Whitmore (adaptation) (as Annalee Whitmore Jacoby) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marjorie Main ... Miss Letitia 'Tish' Carberry
Zasu Pitts ... Aggie Pilkington (as ZaSu Pitts)
Aline MacMahon ... Lizzie Wilkins
Susan Peters ... Cora Edwards Bowzer
Lee Bowman ... Charles 'Charlie' Sands - Tish's Nephew
Guy Kibbee ... Judge Horace Bowser
Virginia Grey ... Katherine 'Kit' Bowser Sands
Richard Quine ... Theodore 'Ted' Bowser
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Storyline

Letitia "Tish" Carberry, an eccentric New England spinster, lives with her nephew, Charlie Sands, and her two cronies, Aggie Pilkington and Lizzie Wilkins, live in a near-by boarding house. Cora Edwards also lives at the boarding house and is in love with Charlie, who, however, loves Katherine "Kit" Bowser, the daughter of Judge Horace Bowser. Tish and her cronies promote a romance between Cora and Charlie, but Cora decides it is Theodore "Ted" Bowser she loves and they are secretly married before Ted leaves for a training school in Toronto, learning to ferry planes to England. Charlie and Katherine also elope secretly. Cora, anxious to join Ted, borrows money from the church organ fund and leaves, telling no one where she is going. Tish takes the blame for the shortage. Cora raises the money to repay Tish and goes to the post office, while Ted is on a flight. Before she mails it, she opens a letter she received from the Canadian government announcing Ted's loss at sea. She faints, is... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Meet Tish...And Howl! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1943 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Mary Roberts Rinehart's Tish See more »

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Budget:

$282,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Two performers in studio records and casting call lists were not seen in the movie. These were Margaret Bert (Mrs. Phelps) and Rudy Wissler (Newsboy). Jesse Arnold (Woman in Street) is listed in a modern source, but she was not seen in the film. See more »

Quotes

Aggie Pilkington: That butler...
Lizzie Wilkins: Some people you have to know well to dislike. Others you can hate on very short acquaintance.
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Soundtracks

My Blue Heaven
(1927) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by George Whiting
Played on harmonica by Lee Bowman twice
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Sadly lacking
11 April 2014 | by technikovSee all my reviews

With three fabulous actresses as Zasu Pitts, Aline MacMahon, and Marjorie Main, I figured this would be a fine little movie. It was not. Blame falls on the writing for this film. But with these wonderful ladies, who were nothing short of great in anything they were ever in, something occurred to me. Let's say this movie had never been made, good writers were obtained, and Aline played the lead, supported by Zasu and Marjorie, as three lady sleuths. They assess the suspects, get into a bit of mischief, have some close calls and finally solve the case. There could have been a series of six movies made along these lines. Zasu did some of this with her 'Hildegarde Withers' films with James Gleason, and Aline did some of the same with Guy Kibbee (they were both quite good in 'While the Patient Slept'). I would even consider signing Kibbee as the main cop in those films. That would have been a six-pack of movies I could go for!


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